We Love Hawaii... and here are three reasons.


1. We can spend our Sundays like this:

Even on a Sunday, we could hike to a spot where nobody else was around. Just a fifteen minute walk from the popular tidepool area, we found our very own, crystal clear refuge from the rest of the world. The only other humans we saw while we were there was a rescue chopper that buzzed by, flying low over the ocean. I'm not going to say exactly how to get there, but if you ask me personally, I'll be happy to tell you.

2. Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful hardwoods in the world. We feel super lucky to live here and have these be our local lumber! These are some serving platters made of kamani, false kamani and mango. We've got plenty of monkeypod serving platters in our showroom too.

Pretty much everybody who knows a little more than the average person about wood will know about koa. They may not know that koa only grows on the Hawaiian islands, but they've probably seen it as a knife handle, picture frame or gorgeous piece of furniture. Monkeypod, also know as ohai traditionally in Hawaii, acacia on the mainland US, and raintree and a whole host of other names around the world, is becoming more and more popular. The monkeypod tree grows in many tropical regions, but from what I've seen, the most beautiful and interesting pieces come from Hawaii. Monkeypod isn't an ideal wood to work with, and we have to be careful to get the best cuts of the log to make any fine furniture. Still, the color and figure of monkeypod are hard to find anywhere else.

3. We've got amazing clients who have faith in us and our creative vision. The next two sets of pictures are examples of that.

I won't go into great detail about this build, but the star of the show is clearly the doors. They're solid monkeypod, built in a Japanese style. The inner panel consists of two bookmatched thin pieces, which creates that beautiful mirror image. All four pieces were cut from the same board, so the doors match perfectly. Quartersawn (or close to it) monkeypod was used for the frames. This makes the frames as strong and stable as possible. Soft close Blum hinges were installed to add a modern touch. Any questions, feel free to ask! We'll get more pictures of this piece soon.

Since you've read this far, I'll throw in a couple goodies at the end. Those three aren't the only reasons that we love Hawaii, but three sounded like a good number.

Thats all for now, mahalo for reading!